NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 30 members of a Marine unit that served in Iraq together have gathered at the home of a fallen comrade this weekend to pay their respects.
The men traveled from all across the U.S. to visit the family of 22-year-old Richard Quill III, who was on his second tour of duty in Iraq on Feb. 1, 2007, when he died from a noncombat medical problem.
The Tennesseean reported Sunday that Quill had been assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Division.
This weekend, more than 30 members of his division visited his family's summer home in Mt. Juliet, where they camped out in the front yard.
On Saturday they visited Quill's grave, where they placed a cigarette, a can of Coors Light and dozens of flowers.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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